The Belfast Telegraph, 6 September
Former First Minister David Trimble has told Joe Biden that the protocol “risks a return to sectarian strife”.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ex-Ulster Unionist leader has written to the US President expressing concern at his support for the Brexit mechanism that keeps Northern Ireland in the EU’s single market for goods to prevent a hard border in Ireland.
Lord Trimble wrote: “The Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP) has not only subverted the main safeguards within the Belfast Agreement causing civic unrest and political uncertainty, it is also damaging the Northern Ireland economy disrupting supply chains, inflating prices and diverting trade from our main market in Great Britain.
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